Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Cricket

Shahid Afridi joins UAE T20x

DUBAI: Shahid Afridi is the latest star player to join the upcoming UAE T20x League. The announcement of Afridi being a part of the initial staging of the tournament was made on Sunday and the swashbuckling cricketer himself tweeted about the exciting developments. The tournament is all set to kick ...

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South Africa stutter before beating Zimbabwe

KIMBERLEY: South Africa had some anxious moments before beating Zimbabwe by five wickets in the first one-day international at the Diamond Oval on Sunday. It looked like being an easy day for the hosts when Zimbabwe crashed to 117 all out, their lowest total in 39 one-day internationals between the ...

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Amir dropped for Australia Tests

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has dropped struggling pacer Mohammad Amir from the 17-member Test squad for the two-match Test series against Australia starting in United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month. Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has said the team was selected keeping in mind the conditions in the UAE, where Pakistan ...

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Bangladesh look to shock India in Asia Cup final

DUBAI: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza called on his players to ignore the absence of veteran stars Tamim Iqbal and Shakib al Hasan when they face defending champions India in today’s (Friday) Asia Cup final. Bangladesh upset Pakistan by 37 runs in the last Super Four match in Abu Dhabi to ...

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Afghanistan fire warning to World Cup teams

DUBAI: Before the start of the Asia Cup Afghanistan captain Asghar Afghan had warned his team would not only compete but would achieve something special. Despite not qualifying for Friday’s final the team from the warn-torn nation achieved enough to sound warning bells for World Cup 2019 teams. Afghanistan finished ...

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Irfan keen to make comeback to resolve Pakistan bowling woes

RAWALPINDI: Out-of-favour Muhammad Irfan has claimed that he is fully fit and ready to resolve Pakistan team bowling woes if provided with opportunity. In an interview, Irfan said: “I was never dropped from the team on the basis of performances, instead it was my fitness issues due to which I ...

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Shoaib Akhtar schools Indian journalist over mocking attempt

NEW DELHI: Former Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Akhtar has schooled an Indian journalist after she tried to mock the Pakistan cricket team over its defeat against India in the Asia Cup. In a video making rounds over the internet, Akhtar tells the anchorperson to speak to him with respect after she ...

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Mushfiqur, Mustafizur lead Bangladesh to Asia Cup final

ABU DHABI: Mushfiqur Rahim scored a fighting 99 to guide Bangladesh into the Asia Cup final with a convincing 37-run win over Pakistan in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The former skipper missed out a deserving century but still lifted Bangladesh from a precarious 12-3 to 239 all out in 49.5 ...

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Australia scared of Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah

DUBAI: Surviving the wiles of Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah is Australia’s “number one plan” in the upcoming test series in the United Arab Emirates, fast bowler Peter Siddle has said. Yasir played a key role in Australia’s unravelling during the last UAE tour in 2014, when the legspinner took 12 ...

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